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Machine Learning Researchers / ML Research Scientists

Zenith Ai - Research

Location: Belfast, Work from home
Salary: From £80,000 Competitive, commensurate with experience
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 6th December 2021


Location: Belfast or Remote (UK).

Benefits: Vitality Health Insurance, Towergate wellness cash benefit, Pension scheme (10% via 5% match), Income protection + Life cover (4x salary)

About Zenith Ai

Zenith is building a software Bio Studio that mobilises best-in-class machine learning for future Biotechnology. Our vision is to be the standard for end-to-end AI creation that delivers in the real world. Founded in 2020 by a team of experienced and successful AI entrepreneurs, our team has rapidly progressed the development of our core software which enables non-experts to rapidly build and deploy purpose-built AI applications. At Zenith the customer use-case comes first and to achieve this, AI requires tooling that is wholly intuitive and light-years ahead of those in use today.

As a stealth-mode startup, recently acquired, our online presence is currently limited but we gladly fill in detail throughout the application process.

About the Role

Zenith wishes to recruit Machine Learning Researchers / ML Research Scientists at various levels to join our team. You will have a curious and diligent mind: an action-oriented problem solver with a drive to raise the technical bar, deliver results and innovate. You will be comfortable challenging the norm; always on the lookout for new ideas, assessing their value, effectively communicating, implementing and improving them. 

You will have a PhD from a leading research group with a major emphasis on Machine  Learning or Applied Machine Learning. You will be equally content prototyping using new ideas, as well as operating within the rigour of making solutions production-ready. Having excellent interpersonal skills and enjoying working in a highly iterative, agile, and collaborative team environment, you will be comfortable working within a team of the brightest minds, relishing the opportunity to solve complex problems together, learning  from and sharing knowledge as peers. 


  • PhD in Machine Learning or a cognate discipline from a leading University
  • 1-2+ years of relevant industry/postdoctoral experience for Senior candidates
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, online and in-person
  • Record of publications in leading conferences and journals is desirable
  • Excellent Python, Pytorch/JAX/Tensorflow skills 
  • Demonstrable experience in training and developing ML models at large-scale

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience in applying modern ML techniques to Natural Language Processing would be advantageous and highly relevant to this post 
  • A demonstrable understanding of Geometric Deep Learning or Graph Neural Networks is advantageous 
  • Knowledge of Git version control and writing unit tests 
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